His hiatus from the kitchen is ended by Drew Nieporent , the successful restaurateur behind Nobu. He says on camera that he felt Liebrandt's cuisine had matured to a point where he could restrain his excessive impulses and just deliver sophisticated dishes that did not try to impress the diner. At the end of the meal, he returns to see if it has been picked up. A Mexican-American master chef and father to three daughters has lost his taste for food but not for life. She believes that it is, but she encourages Liebrandt by suggesting that the culinary spectrum in New York had veered so far towards Bruni's beloved comfort food, that Corton will be a welcome difference.